Category Archives: Posttraumatic Growth

Posttraumatic Growth : Trauma, The Brain, Dissociation And Creativity

 

How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?’ – Virginia Wolfe.

 

I have written elsewhere on this site in several previously published posts how, ultimately, even extremely serious and Read the rest

Reframing The Past : How To Reframe Traumatic Memories

THE INDOCTRINATION OF NEGATIVE CORE BELIEFS :

Many of us who have experienced significant and protracted childhood trauma have, as adults, suffered from the inadvertent internalization of our parents’ (or caretakers’) attitude and feelings towards us as we were growing Read the rest

Posttraumatic Growth : An Existential Perspective

 

 

Not only possible to recover from the adverse effects of trauma but even to go on to develop as an individual in response to them in ways that would not have been possible had the traumatic events not Read the rest

Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs, Posttraumatic Growth And Achieving ‘Self-Actualization’

 

 

 

 

 

The concept of posttraumatic growth hinges on the idea that, although suffering trauma can be devastating, some individuals not only merely survive their traumatic experiences, but go on to achieve a higher level of personal Read the rest

Posttraumatic Growth – How Trauma Can Positively Transform Us

 

‘Whatever does not kill me makes me stronger.’

– Nietzsche

Much of the research into the effects of severe trauma has concentrated upon its NEGATIVE effects. However, as new research is showing that the experience of trauma can also Read the rest